Three Christmas Markets in One Trip! Our Christmas Markets Baltic Tour - Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn in their winter splendour with delightful old town Christmas markets.
Tour departure date: 7th December 2017
The Baltic Capitals of Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius are beautiful in winter. A covering of snow makes the cobbled streets feel magical, the cosy cafes most welcoming, and nothing makes you feel more ready for Christmas than an old town Christmas market! Quaint wooden stalls offering a variety of gifts, totally different to those in the UK. With street entertainment, a festive atmosphere, and unusual gifts at great prices, you are sure to enjoy a Baltic tour in the run up to Christmas!
Even if you don't need to shop - simply soak up the pre-Christmas atmosphere whilst enjoying these wonderful cities, eating out in fantastic restaurants, and enjoy some local Baltic festive traditions or concerts - you will be thoroughly tuned in to Christmas when you return home!
This is a 7 day small group tour with our wonderful guides and drivers taking care of you - a Baltic Holidays Christmas special!
Flights are included in this quote from London Stansted - Vilnius, and returning Tallinn - London Stansted. If you would like us to check flights from a different UK airport - please call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note these flight prices are subject to change as seats are sold. Flight price is also for basic reservation - checked baggage, seat reservations or priority boarding can be booked for an additional fee.
Not quite right for you, but still want to visit the Christmas markets in Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius?
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Itinerary for our Baltic Christmas Markets Tour
Day 1 (Thursday) LONDON STANSTED TO VILNIUS
An early evening flight on Ryanair to Vilnius means you arrive in Vilnius at a magical time when the Christmas lights will be all aglow. Depart Stansted at 18.35 and arrive Vilnius 23.15 (2 hours ahead of the UK). You will be met by a Baltic Holidays representative and driven to your hotel in Vilnius old town, where you'll stay on a bed and breakfast basis at the lovely 4* Mabre hotel for 2 nights.
Day 2 (Friday) VILNIUS
After breakfast, our guide will meet you at the hotel and take you for a 2 hour walking tour of Vilnius to get you acquainted with the old town. The afternoon is free to explore Vilnius, wandering the cobbled streets of old town, browsing the boutiques and craft shops, enjoying hot chocolate in cosy cafes and wholesome meals in excellent restaurants, all whilst surrounded by Christmas markets and a festive atmosphere.
Day 3 (Saturday) VILNIUS - RIGA
This morning our driver-guide will take you from Vilnius to Riga, with a stop enroute to visit the iconic Trakai Castle. In winter the surrounding lake may be frozen and dotted with ice-fishermen, or a scattering of snow makes the castle even more atmospheric. Upon arrival to Riga you will check into the lovely 4* old town Hotel Gutenbergs. The evening is free to enjoy the nearby Christmas markets where craft stalls, traditional food, hot cider or mulled wine and music await you.
Day 4 (Sunday) RIGA
This morning after breakfast our guide will meet you at the hotel and take you for a 2 hour walking tour of Riga. The afternoon is then free to explore, sightsee and discover the Christmas markets throughout the old town squares.
Day 5 (Monday) RIGA - TALLINN
This morning after a hearty breakfast we leave for Tallinn. Arrival to Tallinn and check in to your 4* old town Taanilinna hotel. Enjoy a bite to eat in a local cafe or restaurant, before our guide meets you at the hotel and takes you for a 2 hour walking tour of the old town.
Day 6 (Tuesday ) TALLINN
Today is free to explore Tallinn old town, the Christmas market, sightsee or shop.
Day 7 (Wednesday) TALLINN - LONDON STANSTED
After a leisurely breakfast, our driver will pick up from your hotel and drive you to Tallinn airport. Depart on Ryanair flight from Tallinn at 12.00 and arrive London Stansted at 12.50.
End of your Christmas market tour of the Baltic Capitals - and feeling well and truly in the Christmas spirit!
Reviews for our Baltic Christmas Markets Tour
"Firstly, and most importantly, it was overall an excellent trip offering very good value for money. Without exception all your staff and the contractors you used were unfailingly welcoming, pleasant, hospitable and helpful with good command of English. A real necessity given the complexities of trying to learn the 3 Baltic languages! Finally, please pass on my thanks and appreciation to all involved in making this another good trip with Baltic Holidays." Mr Lancaster, Dec 2016
"Just a quick note to tell you that we have arrived home safely after a super trip. We just wanted to say how impressed we were with Baltic Holidays organisation and thank you for making our holiday so enjoyable. Everything worked well; our drivers and guides were superb and the hotels were well placed and very comfortable. Please thank your whole team (Inga, Linas, Ben, Giina, Aldis) from all of us. We would definitely recommend your company to anyone wanting to travel to the Baltics in the future." Liz, Malcolm, Barbara, Martin, Heather, Brian, Peter and Gill (Baltic Christmas Markets Tour Dec 2015)
"Just returned from a most enjoyable Christmas Markets tour to Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn, pity there was no snow, but one can't have it all. All the arrangements went like clock work including flying from our local airport (Bristol), hotels well situated and everything that was needed. Would recommend your tours to anyone." Mrs Parker, Dec 2015
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